Sr. Community Outreach Counselor (ABE)
Mount Wachusett Community College - Gardner, MA

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The Community/Outreach Counselor provides advising/general support services for ABE Transitions to College students who may be bilingual, minority, and immigrant students. The Community/Outreach Counselor performs academic/career advisement, conducts needs assessments, assists students in processing forms, coordinates workshops and educational activities, participates in student activities/committees. Performs related work as directed.

Master’s degree in Counseling, Education, Rehabilitation, Vocational Assessment, or closely related field; with two (2) years experience and/or training that includes career counseling, academic advising, project administration, or grant coordination; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Position Type:

Provides counseling and general support services for ABE Transitions to college students who may be international, bilingual, minority, and immigrant students to include: collaborates with faculty, staff, and college departments regarding needs/services for the ABE Transitions students; organizes orientation sessions to assist students in adjusting to college life; conducts career counseling, personal/family counseling, and transfer counseling; assists students in processing admissions applications and necessary forms; and provides tutoring referrals, as needed. The will perform admissions counseling and academic advising for ABE Transitions students to include: reviewing student records for admission into college; reviewing academic reports to evaluate progress of students; counseling students in course selection and registration; conducting conferences; serving as liaison with financial aid and admissions offices; referring students to appropriate support services and resources. He/she will coordinate/facilitate workshops and educational activities of the ABE Transition Program to include: teaching Technology for College seminar; convening weekly cohort group counseling sessions; organizing educational programs – guest speakers, college faculty and staff; circulates information about ABE Transition program and schedule; recruiting students for ABE Transitions program; arranging logistics for classes; and other student activities as needed. He/she will perform administrative tasks associated with department activities to include: operating a computer and utilizing Banner and SMARTT data systems to report student data; preparing reports for funding sources as requested; and creating forms necessary to be used in program operation. They will interact with various agencies; attend meetings and serve on committees as requested by supervisor. They will communicate with supervisor, college employees and other college departments and faculty as needed. They will also maintain a professional knowledge in the field of transitioning ABE students to college by attending statewide conferences, workshops, meetings, and training sessions. They will participate in 2.5% of professional development activities, or at least 12 hours per fiscal year, whichever is greater.

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Salary Range:
$36,752 - $56,296.81

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30 hrs/wk. Actual salary determined by education, experience and any applicable grant funding limits per collective bargaining agreement.

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Funding Source 2:
Not Applicable

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Not Applicable

Funding Source 4:
Not Applicable

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Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information ( CORI ) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information ( SORI ).

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